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17 Aug 2018 description

Amid the hardships in eastern Ukraine, SOS Children’s Villages delivers help – and hope

SOS Children’s Villages is one of the few international organisations working on both sides of the line of contact in eastern Ukraine, addressing humanitarian needs of families and providing support through a team of social workers, psychologists, educators and other staff. In some of these communities, SOS Children’s Villages is the sole provider of holistic care for children and support for families.

17 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

January-June 2018

500,000 # of children in need of humanitarian assistance

3,400,000 # of people in need (Humanitarian Response Plan January-December 2018)

Highlights

16 Aug 2018 description

IDPs’ average income is one third lower than Ukraine’s national subsistence level

Into the fifth year of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, 1.5 million people are registered as internally displaced persons (IDPs). Uprooted, they face economic and social challenges building their lives in new places and communities.

16 Aug 2018 description
report BioMed Central

S. Benjamin Doty, Emily E. Haroz, Namrita S. Singh, Sergiy Bogdanov, Judith K. Bass, Laura K. Murray, Karis L. Callaway and Paul A. Bolton

Conflict and Health 2018 12:34

https://doi.org/10.1186/s13031-018-0169-6

© The Author(s). 2018

Abstract

Background:

15 Aug 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Residents of Chyhari flee in search of safety and protection

• May 2018 – the deadliest month in 2018 so far

• Water and sanitation facilities are targeted yet again

• UNSC briefing on Ukraine was held in New York

• Positive legislation developments on access to essential services

• Halfway through 2018, Humanitarian Response Plan is only 22 per cent funded

Civilians flee Chyhari as armed clashes rapidly escalate

14 Aug 2018 description

This report is for the media and the general public.

SUMMARY

Kamensk-Shakhtinskiy, Russian Federation. The Observer Mission (OM) continues to operate 24/7 at both Border Crossing Points (BCPs). The overall number of border crossings by persons increased at both BCPs compared to the previous week.

OPERATIONAL REMARKS

14 Aug 2018 description

Support to refugees in West Ukraine.

13 Aug 2018 description
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Ukrainian version

Troitske, Luhansk Oblast, 13 August 2018 – A newly refurbished Administrative Service Centre in Troitske, Luhansk Oblast, will help the government be more effective and efficient in the delivery of administrative and social services to over 14,000 citizens of the Troitske amalgamated territorial community.

The premises and equipment of the Administrative Service Centre (ASC) in Troitske were overhauled as part of UNDP's Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme, with financial support from the European Union.

09 Aug 2018 description

Kharkiv, 9 August 2018 – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) with the European Union’s support presented the UPSHIFT Ukraine programme to develop professional skills of adolescents and youth in Kharkiv on August 9.

The programme will help to improve employment opportunities of vulnerable young people affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine and assist social businesses in solving social and environmental issues in their communities.